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Tree spinach

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:49

It was up to a couple of metres tall when I saw it and still had a lot of purple/pink colouring. When you say "boring", what do you mean? Is it easy to pull out if it stops looking good?

Tree spinach

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:26

I saw Tree Spinach (Chenopodium gigateum) growing a walled garden I visited. It made large, stunning plants that tasted good as well. I'm thinking of growing it next year as a dot plant in my borders - does anyone have any experience of it?

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:05

I understood that it's the condensed liquid that forms the seal, so the lid has to be loose to allow this to happen. You mustn't lift the lid during the cooking time. I've got two, one large and one small, and they both have loose-fitting lids. Had a whole chicken done in the big one tonight - lovely and moist!

Botanical name

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:24

What country are you gardening in?

It reminds me of a Magnolia.

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 17:25

Looks like a dandelion to me - probably damaged at some stage.

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:00

Silver birches are big trees and it's difficult to keep them to a lesser size. They are also brittle and drop twigs and branches as well as leaves. I would choose something smaller for a front garden. I doubt if it would affect your foundations, but you would need to check where your sewer runs as tree roots love to get into them.

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:54

Had to smile at the "tilted garden" - sounds like somebody jacked up one end!

Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 13:12

In fact you could try the opposite - plant sacrificial slug caviare plants around the ones you want to keep. Might work!

Ivy invasion

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 17:38

You could start by cutting through the main stems close to the ground - you will need big loppers and/or a saw to do this. This should cause dieback above. I found I could stand on the ground and yank upwards, pulling the ivy away from the wall it was growing up. I'm sure a hedgetrimmer will only cut off leaves and young stems. Sorry but you might need scaffolding to get it off the roof safely.

Marking out a design

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:47

I've done something similar, used flour and photographed - it did last through a couple of downpours!

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